Flag waver David Farragut formed his invasion at Ship Island in a try to capture New Orleans. For the Confederacy, the key to stopping any Union to capture The New Orleans was to block the entrance of the mouth of the Mississippi River. To the start of the fall of New Orleans was January 8 1815, naval action by Union forces looking to capture the city during the American Civil War. The fall of New Orleans was the greatest and well respected city in the south. It all ended at April 25 1862.
With the losses adding up, Mexico turned to recent standby General Antonio Lopez Delaware Santa Ana, the strong man who had been living in exile in Cuba. Santa Ana convinced President Polk that, if allowed to come back to United Mexican States, he would finish the war on terms that would be considered favorable to the us. However, once he arrived, he straight off double-crossed President Polk by taking management of the Mexican army and leading it into battle. At the Battle of Buena Vista in February 1847, Santa Ana suffered serious casualties and was forced to withdraw. Despite the loss, he assumed the Mexican presidency the next
Not only did New Orleans allow the Confederacy to have control over the Mississippi river, which gave it a lot of economic influence and power, but it was also the largest city which they possessed. This battle could prove to be one the major events which leads to the Confederacy’s demise. General Butler is already taking steps to dismantle the oppressive laws of the Confederacy over slavery and ensuring that there will be little resistance in New
May 18th, 1865, Grant and his troops prepare for the final assault against the Confederacy, in a well-fortified town called Vicksburg, to gain control of the Mississippi River. Grant’s Mississippi campaign is successful so far and if he takes Vicksburg he will divide the Confederacy in two. The Union’s military strategy for the Civil War is called the Anaconda Plan. The plan consists of three steps: First, form a blockade along the coastline, limiting the South 's trade. Second, take control of the Mississippi River, which divides the Confederacy.
The most important turning point of the war was the battle of Vicksburg because it split the Confederacy in half, led to the rise of Ulysses S. Grant, and gave the Union control of the Mississippi. The battle of Vicksburg “cut” the Confederacy in half- Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana were cut off from the rest of the Confederacy. This cut off supplies to the Confederacy from the West. It was a major blow both economically and psychologically. Vicksburg led to the rise of the general Grant; the Union victory lead to Grant being promoted to the General-In-Chief of all Union armies.
With this idea the Union was able to take a lot more firepower and make some lethal blows at some very important places in the South including very important ports on the Mississippi River like New Orleans, for shipping, resources, and goods. Davis did lead the South to some victories early on in the war. Davis also did not let General Lee surrender after the defeat at Gettysburg. Most scholars believed that Davis’ leadership was bad at the time of the war. Lee ended up surrendering the Confederacy without Jefferson Davis’ approval.
The capture of the Red River increased the Atchafalaya’s power. At the Old River we would lose the American Ruhr. The Army’s name for its operation here was Old River Control. The corps dammed the Old River in 1963, and they wanted to kill the Atchafalaya but, the Atchafalaya was used to relieve pressure and keep New Orleans from ending up like Yucatan. It was also the source of water in swamps and bayous for the Cajun world.
Quite a number of the Confederate’s generals were hurt, dead, or dying which made Lee one of the few generals who were capable of leading the army. In a letter to Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederates, Lee requested him to replace him as general. Document C explains that Lee felt like he not only failed the South, but he also failed himself when he lost The Battle of Gettysburg. Document C states, “I therefore, in all sincerity, request Your Excellency to take measures to supply my place. I do this with the more earnestness because no one is more aware than myself of my inability for the duties of my position” (277).
To achieve that end, he launched a campaign in Georgia that was defined as “modern warfare”, and brought “total destruction…upon the civilian population in the path of the advancing columns [of his armies].” Commanding three armies, under George Henry Thomas, James B. McPherson, and John M. Schofield, he used his superior numbers to consistently outflank Confederate troops under Joseph E. Johnston, and captured Atlanta on September 2, 1864. The success of the campaign ultimately helped Lincoln win reelection. After the fall of Atlanta, Sherman left the forces under Thomas and Schofield to continue to harass the Confederate Army of Tennessee under John Bell Hood. Meanwhile, Sherman cut off all communications to his army and commenced his now-famous “March to the Sea," leaving in his wake a forty to sixty mile-wide path of destruction through the heartland of Georgia. On December 21, 1864 Sherman wired Lincoln to offer him an early Christmas present: the city of Savannah.
The South wanted to keep slaves while the North wanted to abolish them. In conclusion, the primary cause of the civil war was not slavery instead was the issue of states rights. The Northern armies won the Civil War and the the South returned to the Union. “The Civil War started because of differences between free slaves states and the power of the government that said if slavery was correct or incorrect.”(The Civil War in America Prologue). Slavery was right at that time but now it is wrong.